Aliya rates remain unchanged in 2005

CBS report: French aliya rises by 25%; Anglo immigrants settle in J'lem.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 23, 2006 00:15
1 minute read.

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For a symbolic $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Don't show it again

The number of immigrants to Israel remained virtually unchanged from 2004 to 2005, a report put out by the Central Bureau of Statistics reported Wednesday. Approximately 21,100 immigrants arrived in Israel in both years. The number of immigrants from Argentina and the Ukraine declined drastically in the past year, while the number of immigrants from France rose by 25% in 2005. The numbers of immigrants have returned, the bureau said, to levels similar to those of the 1980's. The increase in aliya rates that characterized the 90's was mostly due to massive immigration from the former Soviet Union, which has petered out slowly since the beginning of the decade. 11,200 - or 53 percent - of immigrants who arrived last year came from Europe, whereas 2,000 arrived from the United States. Almost one-quarter of the immigrants were under the age of 14. The average age of US immigrants was 26.4, almost exactly two years younger than that of immigrants from the United Kingdom and France. Immigrants from different countries of origin differed as to where they set up their first home in Israel. Former residents of Ethiopia, Argentina and the former Soviet states tended to settle in the south while English-speakers settled overwhelmingly in the Jerusalem area. For the first time ever, French immigrants settled in the central region.


Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN